The education inspection framework (‘the framework’) sets out how Ofsted inspects maintained schools, academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings in England.
The framework has been devised by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for use from September 2019. It sets out the principles that apply to inspection, and the main judgements that inspectors make when carrying out inspections of maintained schools, academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and registered early years settings in England (for a full list, see ‘provision inspected under the framework’).
The framework applies to the inspection of different education, skills and early years settings to ensure comparability when learners move from one setting to another. It supports consistency across the inspection of different remits.
Note that we use the term ‘learners’ throughout for brevity; this should be read as all those attending education, skills and registered early years settings.
The framework reflects relevant legislation for each type of setting. These inspections are carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended); the Education and Inspections Act 2006; section 109 of the Education and Skills Act 2008; The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014; and the Childcare Act 2006. All inspections carried out using the framework will meet relevant legislative requirements.
Latest Ofsted Report
Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place on the 5th & 6th of December 2017. The school was rated to be Good in all areas with an overall effectiveness rating of Good.
Outcomes in brief
- Leaders and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve all that they are capable of.
- Through effective induction and well-led training, teachers know and meet leaders’ high expectations and work hard to support one another.
- Parents have great trust in the headteacher.
- The rich and stimulating curriculum, developed in consultation with pupils and parents, effectively meets the needs of pupils.
- Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve in lessons
- There are many visits and activities that enrich the curriculum and develop pupils’ love for learning.
- A strong culture of safeguarding exists in the school, built upon the obvious care that leaders and staff have for all pupils. The high levels of care are appreciated by parents, with one commenting: ‘It’s such a caring environment. With the teachers and support staff, it’s always children first.’
- Pupils feel safe and very well cared for.
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Previous Ofsted Reports
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